Almost invariably, wild herbs possess more power than cultivated herbs. Wild herbs must survive naturally even in extremely harsh climates. Cultivated herbs can sometimes be weak and fragile, and therefore lack inner power. That will be reflected in the price of an herb, in its flavor, and most importantly in its efficacy. Cheaper brands always use weaker cultivated herbs, often from non-Di Tao growing sites.
Dragon Herbs is interested in using herbs that are close to wild, or “wild-type.” It is not always possible to obtain or ethically use fully wild plants, but there is a wide gradient of growing styles, and Dragon Herbs ALWAYS uses herbs that are closest to wild. Most of our herbs are thus “wildcrafted,” meaning they are generally sown by humans in a natural environment, in their natural Di Tao region, and left to grow naturally. These wildcrafted herbs are truly powerful. They are LOADED with the Three Treasures. In some very notable instances, Dragon Herbs does use truly wild ingredients that have been sustainably harvested — these are of course “beyond organic.”
Most of these wild-type herbs are not “certified organic”— they are wildcrafted or wild. Dragon Herbs offers many organically grown herbs as well. For instance we are one of the few rare providers in the Western World of certified organic Red Ginseng, Astragalus Root, Gynostemma, and others that are also Di Tao (sourced from their true primeval growing sites). Just because they are “organic” doesn’t mean they are better than wildcrafted herbs, it just means they were cultivated under organic conditions. Organic herbs grown in non Di Tao locations are not used by Dragon Herbs.